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Livesey, Margot

Overview
Works: 38 works in 207 publications in 9 languages and 10,826 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Chick lit  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9199.3.L563, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Margot Livesey
The flight of Gemma Hardy : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming a life of hardship and loneliness, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands where she faces her biggest challenge yet
The house on Fortune Street : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how luck-- good and bad-- plays a vital role in our lives, and how the search for truth can prove a dangerous undertaking
Eva moves the furniture by Margot Livesey( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of Eva McEwen's birth, six magpies congregate in the apple tree outside the window--a bad omen, according to Scottish legend. That night, Eva's mother dies, leaving her to be raised by her aunt and heartsick father in their small Scottish town. As a child, Eva is often visited by two companions--a woman and a girl--invisible to everyone else save her. As she grows, their intentions become increasingly unclear: Do they wish to protect or harm her?
Criminals : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, a man picks up an abandoned baby in a bus station and gives it to his childless sister. It's illegal, but she decides to keep it. What they don't realize is that the baby is bait in a scheme to extort money. By the author of Homework
Banishing Verona by Margot Livesey( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verona and Zeke fall instantly in love, but since they both have complications in their lives, Verona leaves less than twenty-four hours later
The missing world : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Replete with compelling characters and an extravagant plot, this novel of memory and redemption weaves together four separate quests for love and truth in a manner both thrilling and, ultimately, revealing about the imperfections of human nature
Mercury : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family life and security of a Boston optometrist is shattered by his wife's growing obsession with a beautiful thoroughbred horse and her dreams of becoming a serious competitor
Homework by Margot Livesey( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celia Gilchrist believes that she has found the right man in Stephen, but when she moves in with him and his young daughter, Jenny, things begin to go menacingly wrong. Money disappears, a sweater is ruined, and small, common-place lies escalate into awkward confrontations
The flight of Gemma Hardy : a novel by Margot Livesey( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming a life of hardship and loneliness, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands where she faces her biggest challenge yet
Learning by heart by Margot Livesey( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercury : a novel by Margot Livesey( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A taut emotional thriller about love, obsession, and the secrets that pull a family apartDonald believes he knows all there is to know about seeing. An optician in suburban Boston, he rests assured that he and his wife, Viv, who works at the local stables, will live out quiet lives with their two children. Then Mercury--a gorgeous young racehorse--enters their lives and everything changes.Viv's friend Hilary has inherited Mercury from her brother after his mysterious death--he was riding Mercury late one afternoon and the horse returned to the stables alone. When Hilary first brings Mercury to board at the stables everyone there is struck by his beauty and prowess, particularly Viv. As she rides him, Viv dreams of competing with Mercury, rebuilding the ambitions of grandeur that she held for herself before moving to the suburbs. But her daydreams soon morph into consuming desire, and her infatuation with the thoroughbred quickly escalates to obsession.By the time Donald understands the change that has come over Viv, it is too late to stop the impending fate that both their actions have wrought for them and their loved ones. A beautifully crafted, riveting novel about the ways in which relationships can be disrupted and, ultimately, destroyed by obsession, secrets, and ever-escalating lies
Writing about literature : an anthology for reading and writing( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thalia book club( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back by popular demand, novelists Siri Hustvedt (The Blazing World, March 2014), Jennifer Egan (Pulitzer Prize-winner for A Visit from the Goon Squad) and Margot Livesey (The Flight of Gemma Hardy), the trio that has brought Middlemarch, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina and The Portrait of a Lady to life at past events in this series, revisit Virginia Woolf's classic
Tous des criminels by Margot Livesey( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans les toilettes d'une gare routière, Ewan découvre un bébé qui semble abandonné. Il prend l'enfant avec lui, quand le car klaxonne le départ. Il part avec l'enfant. Arrivé chez sa soeur en Ecosse, il lui confie le bébé en lui demandant d'appeler la police. Elle n'en fait rien. Le père, un voyou, délaissant son bébé le temps de boire une bière, fait chanter Ewan et sa soeur, devenus kidnappeurs
Unification of A + C-terms (bags) and A + C + I-terms (sets) by Mike Livesey( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminals : a novel by Margot Livesey( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disturbing letter from his sister Maggie, sends an uptight middle-aged London banker to Scotland to see her. Along the way he discovers a baby girl abandoned in a bus station restroom, and takes her along with him. When Maggie conspires to keep the baby, she and her brother find themselves in murkey legal and moral waters
Anna Karenina( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt, and Margot Livesey once again convene to discuss Leo Tolstoy's classic Anna Karenina
Rereading Middlemarch( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt, and Margot Livesey once again convene to discuss George Eliot's classic novel, Middlemarch. Hope Davis reads an excerpt from the book
The flight of Gemma Hardy : [large print book discussion kit] : a novel by Margot Livesey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her widowed father drowns, Gemma Hardy leaves Iceland to live with family in Scotland where she encounters many difficulties as she grows up. Eventually she accepts a post as an au pair on the Orkney Islands where she finds herself attracted to her employer, Mr. Sinclair. When Gemma returns briefly to Iceland to search for her family she understands more about herself. This story is set in the 1950s and 60s
Unification of sets and multisets by Margot Livesey( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The house on Fortune Street : a novel
Alternative Names
Livesey, Florence Margot 1953-

Margot Livesey Novelist, short story writer, essayist

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Eva moves the furnitureCriminals : a novelBanishing VeronaThe missing world : a novelHomework